oneworld has unveiled a series of significant upgrades to oneworld events, its one-stop, easy-to-use travel service for the conventions, conferences, exhibitions and special events markets.
Key improvements include the removal of bookings fees for flight reservations made via oneworld events’ dedicated website and the availability of oneworld events flight discounts via designated travel agencies.
Expansion of the network covered by oneworld events to almost a thousand destinations in more than 150 countries is also expected to boost the service.
The enhancements were announced at IMEX America, in Las Vegas, one of the biggest annual conventions worldwide for the conferences, conventions, exhibitions and events industry, with more than 10,000 professionals from across the sector expected to attend.
oneworld events was originally launched at IMEX America’s European counterpart, in Frankfurt, in May last year.
Since then, it has signed up more than 100 large-scale events, attended by more than 200,000 delegates in more than 55 different locations.
Unveiling the enhancements, oneworld director sales, José María Alvarado, said: “Since we launched oneworld events less than 18 months ago, the programme has quickly been embraced by the conventions and events industry.
“It is very clear that event organisers and delegates love the attractive flight discounts the programme offers on a collection of some of the world’s leading airlines, to say nothing of the program’s ease of use and the many other benefits oneworld events provides.
“Now oneworld events has become even better – with discounted or lower promotional flights offered with no booking fees via our own oneworld events website and, from today, those discounted fares will also be available via designated travel agencies.
“In addition, the recent record-breaking growth of our alliance has expanded the range of destinations covered by oneworld events to almost a thousand in more than 150 countries, including – uniquely among global airline alliances –four of the five top country markets for international meetings as homes to member airlines, in the USA, Germany, Spain and UK.”
oneworld events is aimed at conferences, conventions, exhibitions and special events targeting a minimum of 100 international attendees flying from at least two regions.
Requests are accepted as early as five years in advance and up to three months prior to the event date.
oneworld is considered the World’s Leading Airline Alliance by the World Travel Awards.